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FLL’s Artful Air Force in Terminal 1

3 September 2014

FLL’s Artful Air Force in Terminal 1

26° 04′ 23″ N / 80° 08′ 22″ W

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Looking down part of the flight line in FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Terminal 1 of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is laid out long like a cigarette carton. Along its roof is a sinuous track used to suspend aircraft sculptures which are imaginative and playfully designed. They range from paper airplanes to the conventional and are in a variety of colors — though most travelers do not appear to notice though they have plenty of time as they wait in line.

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Queues in FLL Terminal 1 beneath the P-38 inspired sculpture — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

A closer view of the P-38 inspired sculpture with a red biplane in chase — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

This blue sculpture is about the length of an adult — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Looking down the other half of the flight line in FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Another of the paper airplane sculptures — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

A modern design inspiration — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

A certainly red biplane sculpture — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

P-38 sculpture portrait — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

Purple private aircraft sculpture — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1 — photo by Joseph May

FLL Terminal 1’s floatplane inspired installation — photo by Joseph May

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 September 2014 09:28

    What FUN!! As a collector of 30’s-40’s tin toy airplanes (can’t afford the real things!!) I think they’re fantastic!…have a number of early-primitive ones that look almost like these!! I think this is why I like them so much…they’re almost childlike/inspirational in feel.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      3 September 2014 16:53

      We’ve walked into terminals and have been awed but this is the only one I’ve walked into where I broke out into a wide grin 🙂

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